Issue's Topics: 12th Annual CompuCell3D User Training Workshop, Jul 30- Aug 4 Postdoc: Membrane dynamics in health and disease, Alabama Group Leaders in Computational and System Biology, Toulouse Two Visiting Professorships at Virginia Commonwealth University NSF Employment Opportunity: Division Director, DMS NIH Update: implementing limits on grant support to strengthen... SMBnet Reminders
From: Andy Somogyi <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Wed, May 10, 2017 at 8:15 PM Subject: 12th Annual CompuCell3D User Training Workshop, Jul 30- Aug 4
July 30th-August 4th, 2017 Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA
Background: Mechanistic modeling is an integral part of contemporary bioscience, used for hypothesis generation and testing, experiment design and interpretation and the design of therapeutic interventions. The CompuCell3D modeling environment allow researchers with modest programing experience to rapidly learn to build and execute complex Virtual Tissue simulations of development, homeostasis, toxicity and disease in tissues, organs and organisms, covering sub-cellular, multi-cell and continuum tissue scales. Simulations written using these environments are compact and run on Windows, Mac and Linux, desktops. CompuCell3D is open source, allowing users to extend, improve, validate, modify and share the core software. For more information please visit: www.compucell3d.org
Goal: By the end of this one-week course, participants will have implemented a basic simulation of their particular biological problem of interest. Post-course support and collaboration will be available to continue simulation development.
Topics: Python scripting. Introduction to Reaction-Kinetics (RK) models. Introduction to SBML. Introduction to Virtual-Tissue simulations. Introduction to CompuCell3D. Basics of model building. Combining RK and Virtual-Tissue models. Extending CompuCell3D. Building a basic simulation of your system.
Format: The workshop will include a limited number of lectures and numerous hands-on computer tutorials. Each attendee will also present a mini-talk on her/his problem of interest.
Instructors: Julio Belmonte, James A. Glazier, Andy Somogyi
Target Audience: Experimental Biologists, Medical Scientists, Biophysicists, Mathematical Biologists and Computational Biologists from advanced undergraduates to senior faculty, who have an interest in developing multi-scale Virtual-Tissue simulations, or learning how such simulations might help their research. No specific programming or mathematical experience is required, though familiarity with a modeling environment (e.g. Mathematica®, Maple®, Python, or Matlab®) and how to represent basic concepts like diffusion and chemical reactions mathematically, will be helpful. Important: An Introductory Python Tutorial will take place on July 30th. If you already know Python you may skip this part of the workshop.
Fees: There is no registration fee. We will provide coffee, tea, snacks and workshop materials.
Application and Registration: Enrollment is limited and by application only. To apply, please send a c.v., a brief statement describing your current research interests and the specific problem you would like to model. Students should also include a letter of support from their current advisor. Please submit all application materials electronically to Andy Somogyi (email@example.com) by June 30th, 2017.
Facilities: The workshop will be held at Indiana University, Bloomington. Participants will be able to connect to the Internet using their own laptops.
From: Andre Leier <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Tue, May 9, 2017 at 7:24 PM Subject: Postdoc: Membrane dynamics in health and disease, Alabama
A postdoctoral position is available for a highly-motivated individual in the group of Dr. André Leier at the Informatics Institute, University of Alabama at Birmingham, to work in predictive modeling of spatiotemporal processes on endo-membranes. The successful candidate will perform original research in quantitative modeling of membrane-localized protein complex formation, receptor-lipid and lipid-lipid interactions, and other associated processes, integrating experimental data from different sources.
From: Isabelle Saves <Isabelle.Saves@ipbs.fr> Date: Fri, May 5, 2017 at 10:02 AM Subject: Group Leaders in Computational and System Biology, Toulouse
Application deadline: June 15, 2017
The Centre for Integrative Biology of Toulouse (CBI; http://cbi-toulouse.fr/eng/) launches two international calls for the recruitment of outstanding group leaders.
In order to reinforce its research endeavors in an inspiring, collaborative and cutting-edge environment, the CBI is seeking new talented group leaders, at junior or midcareer level, addressing Computational biology and data modeling, including computational analysis of large data-sets, network analyses, physics and mathematical modeling connected to research themes of the CBI.
Applications (about 10 pages, in English) should be sent before June 15, 2017, as a single file named LASTNAME_CBI2017_open call or specific call.pdf to email@example.com and should include (i) a cover letter, (ii) a CV, (iii) three reference letters and (iv) a summary of achievements and future research interests.
Tentative calendar Mid-July: Preselection of candidates Mid-September: Interview of preselected candidates by the selection committee and presentation of research project at CBI. Late-September: Outcome of the selection process.
From: Angela M Reynolds <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Mon, May 8, 2017 at 7:58 PM Subject: Two Visiting Professorships at Virginia Commonwealth University
Positions: Two faculty positions (9-month) as Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics in the Dept. of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics beginning August 16, 2017, subject to availability of funding. The Department and University Web pages may be found at http://www.math.vcu.edu/ and http://www.vcu.edu. Position responsibilities: To teach two upper level courses each per semester and engage in research with current faculty.
How to Apply for the Position: To apply, candidates must submit electronically through https://www.vcujobs.com/postings/62610 the following: a cover letter that clearly delineates how they meet the qualifications outlined above, an AMS Standard Cover Sheet, a current curriculum vitae, detailed teaching and research statements, and four letters of recommendation, of which one must support the applicant's effectiveness as a teacher.
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